Diseases

News

  • Thursday, June 18, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rain and temperatures are making it “party time” for the fungus that causes brown patch.
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  • Thursday, June 11, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Brown patch is a fungal disease of turfgrass that loves two things: heat and moisture.
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  • Friday, June 5, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Your beautiful tomato plant is setting fruit and soon has nice green tomatoes. Then, to your horror, a dark, sunken spot shows up at the bottom of the fruit. You might think an insect or disease has attacked your plant. But that’s not the case. It’s actually a physiological disorder called blossom-end rot that is caused by a calcium imbalance.
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  • Monday, June 1, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Rose rosette is a fatal disease of roses. There are no resistant varieties and infected rose bushes must be destroyed, even the roots.
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  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    COLUMBIA, Mo.– Just like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools. Sanitizing garden tools between uses will lower the risk of spreading diseases from one plant to another, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist.

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